This is a monument erected in front of the walls of the Torre del Asalto (Assault Tower) located at the Plaza del Carmen, in Antequera. The sculpture was inaugurated on the 24th September 2010, when the VI Century of the Antequera Incorporation to the Castilian Crown was commemorated. On that date, but six centuries ago, the Muslim Nasrids who were barricaded in the Alcazaba (citadel) surrendered and left the village to go to Granada and, there, found the neighborhood of Antequeruela (the little Antequera).The sculptural group depicts a Muslim family consisting of the spouses and two children, one of them a baby in its mother’s arms. In a more advanced plane the male figure is depicted as walking, wearing a turban and holding the key of the abandoned house in his right hand, while his left hand is on his front as a posture to make out the way they have to cover towards the Peña de los Enamorados (Lovers’ Rock) and Granada. On his side, it is his wife with a sorrow air and trying to protect her children with her body.
. Author: Jesús Gavira; Chronology: 2010; Type/morphology: sculpture cast in bronze; Title: Sculptural Group: “Homage to the Antiqiries”